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Tatiana A. Gavrilova

Head of Department, Information Technologies in Management Department

Professor, Information Technologies in Management Department





  • Doctor of Science Degree in Computer Science, St. Petersburg State Technical University, 1996.
  • Candidate of Science in Computer Science, St. Petersburg State Technical University, 1986.
  • MS degree in Computer Science with honours, Petersburg Railway University, 1975.



  • Knowledge Engineering, Knowledge Management, Ontologies for Teaching and Management, ICT in Blended Education



  • Innovations in Company Knowledge Management: Typology, Methodology and Recommendations (INNOVARRA)” (RSF grant)
  • “MEthodology and TEchnology of Ontology development via integRation of heterogeneous data sources (METEOR)” (RFBR grant);
  • “Ontology-based Intelligent Services for the knowledge PORTals support (InS-PORT)” (RFBR grant);
  • “Knowledge and Content Structuring by Ontology Group Design Methods (COMET)” (RFBR grant);
  • “Semantic Web Technologies Approach for Handling Semi-structured Documents Semantic Metadata Methods (SemaFor)” (RFBR grant);
  • Development of methodology for the formation of educational and didactic ontologies (MEDONT) (RFBR grant);
  • Visual Design of corporate knowledge bases on the basis of ontologies (VIP) (RFBR grant);
  • Designing of Intelligent Learning Systems on the basis of modular objects and flexible conceptual atlases (IOLA) (RFBR and Belarussian FBR grant);



Papers in Academic Journals

  • Interface Engineering and Design: Adaptability Problems // Information Theories and Applications. 2003. Vol.10, N1. P. 61-65 (with E. Vasilyeva).
  • One Approach to Development of Educational Ontology for C-Programming // Information Theories and Applications. 2006. Vol.13, N4. P. 303-308 (with S. Sosnovsky).
  • Cognitive Bias in Knowledge Engineering course // Information Technologies and Knowledge. 2007. Vol.1. P. 209–213 (with S. Puuronen).
  • Knowledge Mapping for Teaching and Learning // The 21st Century: a scientific quarterly. Warsaw, Poland, 2007. N2 (24). P. 21-32.
  • Technology for Ontological Engineering Lifecycle Support // Information Theories and Applications. 2007. Vol.14, N1. P. 19-25 (with V. Gorovoy).
  • Prototyping Adaptive Online Learning Courses // Information Technologies and Knowledge. 2007. Vol.1, N3. P. 231-236 (with T. Geleverya, O. Malinovskaya, V. Golenkov)
  • One Approach to knowledge mapping for international student portal // Intelligent Technologies and Applications, Supplement to International Journal «Information Technologies and Knowledge». Sofia, Bulgaria, 2008. N5. P. 99-105 (with J. HaiNan).
  • A log tool for software systems analyses // Advanced Studies in Software and Knowledge Engineering, Supplement to International Journal «Information Technologies And Knowledge». Sofia, Bulgaria, 2008. N4. P. 65-69 (with I. Karelin, B. Lyubimov).
  • Modern Notation of Business Models: Visual Trend. Foresight-Russia, vol. 8, no 2, pp. 56–70.  Gavrilova T., Alsufyev A., Yanson A.-S. (2014)
  • T.A. Gavrilova, A.V. Voinov.  The cognitive approach to the creation of ontology //Automatic Documentation and Mathematical Linguistics, Allerton Press, Inc. v.4, Is.12, 2007. – pp. 59-64.
  • Bolotnikova E., Gavrilova T. , Gorovoy V. To one method of Ontology evaluation //  International Journal of Computer and Systems Sciences, © Pleiades Publishing Ltd., Vol. 50, No. 3, ISSN 1064_2307, 2011, pp. 448–461.
  • T. A. Gavrilova and N. A. Gulyakina Visual Knowledge Processing Techniques: a Brief Review,  Scientific and Technical Information Processing, 2011, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 403–408. © Allerton Press, Inc., 2011. ISSN 0147_6882, DOI: 10.3103/S0147688211050042
  • Gavrilova T., Andreeva T. Knowledge elicitation techniques in a knowledge management context // Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 16, Iss: 4, 2012, pp. 523 – 537. DOI: 10.1108/13673271211246112
  • Garilova T., Bolotnikova E., Gorovoy V. New Ergonomic Metrics for Educational Ontology Design and Evaluation // In «New Trends in Software Methodologies, Tools, and Techniques Frontiers» in Artificial Intelligence and Applications series, vol. 246 (Eds.H.Fujita & R.Revetria), Proceedings of the Tenth SoMet_12,  IOS Press, 2012. - pp. 361-378.
  • Gavrilova T., Leshcheva I., Strakhovich E. Gestalt Principles of Creating Learning Business Ontologies for Knowledge Codification // Knowledge management research and practice journal , advance online publication, January 20, 2014; doi:10.1057/kmrp.2013.60  Журнал ABS  (опубликовано в открытом доступе пока, осенью выйдет твердая копия журнала)
  • Tatiana Gavrilova, Artem Alsufyev & Anna-Sophia Yanson. Transforming Canvas Model: Map versus Table // International Journal of Knowledge, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Volume 2, No. 2, 2014. -  pp. 51—65.
  • Gavrilova T., Gladkova M. Big Data Structuring: The Role of Visual Models and Ontologies // Procedia Computer Science, Elseiver ( 2nd International Conference on Information Technology and Quantitative Management, ITQM 2014). – 2014. – Т. 31. – с. 336 - 343. (Available online at  doi: 10.1016/j.procs.2014.05.276)
  • Gavrilova T., Leshcheva I. Ontology Design and Individual Cognitive Peculiarities: A Pilot Study  // Expert Systems with Applications, available online DOI information: 10.1016/j.eswa.2015.01.008


Papers in Professional Journals

  • Ontology Design for Knowledge Portal Development // Artificial Intelligence Studies. 2007. Vol.4 (27). P.5–13 (with H. Jin).


Chapters in Books and Collections of Essays

  • Ontological Engineering for Corporate Knowledge Portal Design. In: Camarinha–Matos L., H. Afsarmanesh (eds.) Processes and Foundations for Virtual Organisations. Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003. P. 289–296 (with V. Gorovoy).
  • Practical Design of Business Enterprise Ontologies. In: Bramer M. and Terzyan V. (eds.) Industrial Applications of Semantic Web. Springer, 2005. P. 61-81 (with D. Laird).
  • Towards User Modeling Meta Ontology // Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 3538, Springer, 2005. P. 448-452 (with P. Brusilovsky, M. Yudelson).
  • Ontological Engineering for Practical Knowledge Work // Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 4693, Springer, 2007. P. 1154–1162.
  • Learning Resources Organization using Ontological Framework // Lectures Notes in Computer Science 5686,  Advances in Web-Based Learning, Eds. Marc Spaniol,  Ralf Klamma et al., Springer,  2009. – pp. 158-162. (with Gorovoy V., Petrashen E.).
  • Gavrilova T. Orchestrating Ontologies for Courseware Design // in  Affective, Interactive and Cognitive Methods for E-Learning Design: Creating an Optimal Education Experience (Eds. by A. Tzanavari & N. Tsapatsoulis), IGI Global, USA, 2010. – pp. 155-172.   (ISBN: 978-1-60566-940-3) (Here >>)


On-line publications:

  • Gavrilova T., Leshcheva I., Strakhovich E. Gestalt Principles of Creating Learning Business Ontologies for Knowledge Codification // Knowledge management research and practice journal , advance online publication, January 20, 2014; doi:10.1057/kmrp.2013.60  Журнал ABS  (опубликовано в открытом доступе пока, осенью выйдет твердая копия журнала)
  • Gavrilova T., Gladkova M. Big Data Structuring: The Role of Visual Models and Ontologies // Procedia Computer Science, Elseiver– 2014. – Т. 31. – с. 336 - 343. (Available online at  doi: 10.1016/j.procs.2014.05.276) 



  • Haas Business School (USA Berkeley), 2007.
  • NATO School in AI (Italy), 2001.
  • Scientific exchange and lecturing in  Tokyo Denki  University, Japan, 1997.
  • Training on telecommunications management, Rome TELEPORT (Italy), 1996.
  • Scientific research exchange in Kassel University, Germany, 1995.
  • Summer School on Machine Learning and Knowledge Acquisition, Universite Paris-Sud, France, 1994.
  • Telecom-Italia (Italy), ORT (U.K.), Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands), 1993.



  • SPIBA Awards Ceremony 2016, nomination “SPIBA ACADEMIC EXPERT”;
  • Winner of SPbU prize “For research work” 2015;
  • Fulbright Scholarship Award for lecturing In University of Pittsburgh, USA, 2004-2005
  • Senior Fulbright Scholar in Penn State University, USA, 1998.
  • ITHEA prize for Outstanding Achievements in the field of Information Theories and Applications, 2003.



  • Member of IEEE Computer Society, 2009-2010.
  • Invited professor in the Universities of Pittsburgh (USA), Tokyo Denki University (Japan), University of Milano (Italy), Business School ob Business and Administration (Warsaw, Poland), Metropolia University (Finland), University of Tartu (Estonia),  2003–2008.
  • Member of program committee and reviewer of a bunch of international conferences in information technologies (2003-present).
  • Section chair for dozen of conferences, e.g. Int. Conf. on Information Technologies in Education (Lisbon, 2009), SAP Research Forum (Potsdam, 2008), I European Semantic Technology Conference (Vienna, Austria, 2007), Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems KES 2007 (Vietri-sul-Mare, 2007), etc.
  • Russian Association  for Artificial Intelligence, Chair of St.Petersburg Division, 1988–present.
  • St.Petersburg Scientific Union, Member, 1990–present.
  • Fulbright Alumni Association, 1998-present.
  • Member of Editorial Board, Journal “Vestnik Sankt-Peterburgskogo Universiteta” (Herald of St.Petersburg State University, in Russian)). Managemenet Series. 2009-present. 
  • “Information Theories and Applications”, Member of Editorial Board, 2003–present.
  • “Information Technologies and Knowledge”, Member of Editorial Board, 2007–present.
  • “Artificial Intelligence and Decision Making”(in Russian), Member of Editorial Board, 1999–present.
  • Member of Dissertation Award Council  Д 212.229.18 in St.Petersburg State Polytechnic University.
  • Business trainer for BAT, Siemens and some other companies in systemic thinking and knowledge engineering.


  • Knowledge Engineering (Bachelor, Master program MITIM)
  • IT in Management (EMBA)
  • Research Seminar (Master program  MITIM)